Assembly Technician – Optics

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Job Id: 237639

Job Title: Assembly Technician

Location: SE Albuquerque

Schedule: Monday through Friday

Client is flexible with start and end times

Full Time

Temp to Hire

Immediate Need

Pay: $16 to $22 an hour Depending on Experience to start



Prepares various compound optical systems for assembly including but not limited to cleaning all optical components checking for adherence to blueprint specifications and optical drawings. Uses PC for record keeping report writing and inventory control. Uses various instruments such as an interferometer or an autocollimator (an optical instrument for non contact measurement of angles for testing and inspecting incoming and finished optical assemblies.)


This position requires US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident



• Cleans coated and uncoated optics for assembly

• Prepares and mixes various optical cements and epoxies

• Cements and/or welds typical and atypical components as specified

• Assembles multi element systems such as achromats (achromatic lens is a lens designed to bring light of two chosen wavelengths to the same focal point) beam expanders (optical devices that take a collimated beam of light and expand its size. In laser physics they are used either as intracavity or extracavity elements. They can be telescopic in nature or prismatic. Generally prismatic beam expanders use several prisms and are known as multiple-prism beam expanders and transmission spheres)

• Identifies the need for assembly jigs and suggests the form or solution to maximize efficiency

• Uses measurement devices such as calipers optical comparator or height gauge to verify optical/mechanical elements are in compliance with blueprints

• Uses interferometer for assembly and final testing

• Uses microscope to find imperfections such as dust lint bubbles or flaws in assembled optical components

• Uses the computer to input and delete inventory data

• Meets the criteria for completion times of assemblies posted

• Analyzes returned parts and suggests and/or implements corrective action

• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor



Read and understand a variety of job related instructions and documents

Manage time efficiently

Work effectively with time and production restrictions

Maintains an organized and clean work station

Communicate effectively relating instructions and information clearly providing feedback when appropriate to ensure instructions are understood correctly

Work well with others and other departments

Perform legible written communication

Employees are required to follow all safety rules while in each department to ensure personal safety and the safety of those within the departments

Maintains an organized and clean workstation to ensure a safe and productive workplace

Concentrate effectively to ensure personal safety and the safety of those in the department

Follows oral and/ or written instructions

Work well with others and with other departments



Ability to:

Efficiently transport fragile materials within the assembly area

Inspect optics for scratches coating defects marks and other possible problems before assembling

Visually determine and differentiate colors

Lift optics for inspecting cleaning testing assembling contacting and packaging

Bend as is necessary for lifting from waist knees and neck to inspect optics and maintain assembly area

Manipulate papers and fragile parts into and out of packaging materials grasp wipe press push and pull safely use sharp instruments and operate testing equipment

Twist and turn wrists and forearms continually to perform inspection procedures while grasping small objects

Safely use sharp instruments and operate testing equipment

Lift up to 20 lb.



Ability to:

Demonstrate upper body mobility to move supplies to/from shelves

Bend as is necessary for lifting from waist knees and neck to restock supplies and operates computer

Lift optics up to 30 lb. and occasionally up to 50 lb. (moving chemicals)

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